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Author: Alexander von Humboldt; Jason Wilson
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alexander von Humboldt visited the tropics of the New World between 1799 and 1804. On his return he wrote this book, a classic work of travel that is also one of the great products of Enlightenment natural science. In his lifetime, Humboldt was described as "next to Napoleon, the most famous man in Europe". An admirer of the French Revolution, a Neptunist, an anti-slavist, a lover of Rousseau and Bernardin de  Read more...
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Named Person: Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander von Humboldt; Jason Wilson
ISBN: 0140445536 9780140445534
OCLC Number: 34917474
Description: lxxii, 310 p. : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Map --
Historical Introduction by Malcolm Nicolson --
Introduction by Jason Wilson --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology --
Further Reading ---
PERSONAL NARRATIVE --
Author's Introduction.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent.
Personal narrative of a journey to the equinoctial regions of the new continent
Responsibility: Alexander von Humboldt ; abridged and translated with an introduction by Jason Wilson ; and a historical introduction by Malcolm Nicolson.
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"Alexander von Humboldt visited the tropics of the New World between 1799 and 1804. On his return he wrote this book, a classic work of travel that is also one of the great products of Enlightenment natural science. In his lifetime, Humboldt was described as "next to Napoleon, the most famous man in Europe". An admirer of the French Revolution, a Neptunist, an anti-slavist, a lover of Rousseau and Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and a close friend of Goethe (whom he resembled), he was also a profound influence upon Darwin and the course of Victorian science, as well as upon the proponents of new world independence."--Publisher description.

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